Important Election Dates

2022 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember

Note: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice in the event of court order or passage of amendatory legislation. 

**On February 9th, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court temporarily suspended the circulation period for nomination petitions pending further order. On March 2ndthe Order was received to start circulation for nomination petitions. The petition circulation period will end on March 15th

Democratic Committeeperson, Republican Committeeman and Republican Committeewoman are the only offices to file nomination petitions with the Bucks County for the May 17, 2022 Primary.

Circulation dates referenced below are for nomination petitions for local party committee office, the only offices to file with the Bucks County Board of Elections. Due to ongoing litigation dates for other offices that file with the Department of State may vary. For additional information visit www.dos.pa.gov.

Election EventDate
First day to circulate and file nomination petitionsMarch 2
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitionsMarch 15
First day to circulate and file nomination papers (for Statewide and Congressional Offices)March 16

First day to circulate and file nomination papers (for Senator or Representative in the General Assembly)

TBD
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitionsMarch 30
Last day to register before the primaryMay 2
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee/mail-in ballotMay 10
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee/mail-in ballots (must be received by 8 pm)May 17

General Primary, May 17th

General Primary EventDate
First day to register after the primaryMay 19
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than May 16)May 24
Last day to circulate and file nomination papersAugust 1
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papersAugust 8
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primaryAugust 15
Last day to register before the November electionOctober 24
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee/mail-in ballotNovember 1
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee/mail-in ballots (must be received by 8 pm)November 8

General Election, November 8th

General Election EventDate
First day to register after November electionNovember 9
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than November 7)November 15